PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - - A pair of goals in the opening five minutes set the Wilmington University women's soccer team back in a 3-0 loss to Thomas Jefferson in the Wildcats' Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference opener on Wednesday at Ravenhill Field.
The Rams (1-2-1, 1-1-0 CACC) scored on their first two shots of the contest, taking a 2-0 lead just 4:46 into the contest. The Rams added to their lead in the second half, scoring in the 65th minute for the 3-0 lead.
The Wildcats outshot the Rams, 6-4, in the first half and were narrowly outshot in the game, 11-10, but only put three of those shots on goal. Two of which came in the first few minutes of the game. Krysta Memis' shot just 3:06 into the game was saved and then Lauren Hoelke tried to get the Wildcats back into the contest in the sixth minute, but her shot was saved as well. The third shot on goal came in the 89th minute, as Samantha Emmi's attempt was saved as well.
The Wildcats will look to rebound when they play their next match on Saturday. They remain in the CACC but return to the WU Athletics Complex on Saturday when they take on Bloomfield with a 12:30 p.m. start.